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  1. breezy

    How Smart Are We?

    I've been collecting information on Smart Technology for a while now. So think I will finally make a post. Am I the only one who didn't know about all these Smart items? Do they benefit us, or harm us? Are we becoming machines, and slaves to technology? These items are definitely altering our lives and will continue to do so. Are they going to make life easier, or make us more dependent upon, or hungry for more? Perhaps those in charge are very aware of what they are doing. Maybe a NWO, is different than whatever our perception of such a thing may be. Heck, they don't need to worry about chipping us with RFID chips. We are allowing it to be done every day and on a voluntary basis. Like sheep to the slaughter. When I read the definition of SMART in Wiki, I thought, oh, it just means the item has a way to sense problems within it's own workings. It stands for Self Monitoring, Analysis and Report Technology. However, it began to seem to me, that this is exactly what it means, perhaps in more ways than one. Anyone who uses any item called "SMART" may be playing right into their hands. Then again, maybe It's just me. Smart Band Bell to Carry the Sony SmartBand -"Coming Soon" snip "The SmartBand is designed to be worn all of the time – to track your every move" snip http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/06/bell-carry-sony-smartband-coming-soon.html Smart Watch Smart watch review: Is this a must-have gadget? snip "Smart watches are wearable-technology devices that maintain a relatively persistent wireless connection" snip http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/02/smart-watch-review-is-this-a-must-have-gadget/index.htm Smart Wallet "High-tech Wocket smart wallet revealed as latest weapon against identity theft" A high-tech wallet that stores up to 10,000 credit cards was touted Wednesday as the latest weapon against identity theft. snip http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/high-tech-wallet-revealed-latest-identity-theft-defense-article-1.1809756 Smart Phone Geotagging: The Hidden Danger in Your Smartphone "Unfortunately, even as careful as you may be about sharing personal information online, you may be unwittingly exposing information through a process called “geotagging.”" http://www.myid.com/blog/danger-geotagging-smartphone/ Google, Microsoft to add smartphone 'kill' switches snip "In just one year, the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative has made tremendous strides towards curtailing the alarming trend of violent smartphone theft. We will continue the fight to ensure that companies put consumers' safety first and work toward ending the epidemic of smartphone theft. " snip http://news.yahoo.com/google-microsoft-add-smartphone-kill-switches-133500446.html;_ylt=AwrBJR7nZqRT01kAKBbQtDMD Find Anyone by Phone or Name Instantly! http://www.peopleverified.com/?act=phonecb&fc=42&fck=locate&utm_source=adw&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=phone-display&creativeid=g31910988493&utm_term=cell%20phone%20locater&group=adw-cell-phone-locator&network=d&site=webtrends.about.com&ran=1933669106159575966&target=&aceid=&asl=[name]&match=bm&pos=none&mob= Hologram technology coming to a smartphone near you soon http://www.dvice.com/2014-6-3/hologram-technology-coming-smartphone-near-you-soon Smart Cover for iPad (no technology here, just added for the fun factor) iPad mini Smart Cover - Thin, minimal design.Polyurethane design.Magnetic connection Keyboard stand Wake on open. Sleep on close. Face Time and movie stand http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF059LL/A/ipad-mini-smart-cover-black?fnode=3b Smart Rifles Smart rifles hooked up to Google Glass let you shoot around corners snip With a little practice, this means that you'll be able to aim your smart rifle from around corners or behind cover and still have all the precision of a trained sniper. Unless you're out there stalking things with Spider-Man's sixth sense for danger, your prey doesn't stand a chance. http://www.dvice.com/2014-6-4/smart-rifles-hooked-google-glass-let-you-shoot-around-corners Smart Meters Smart Meters are wiretapping device snip 8. It is possible for example, with analysis of certain “Smart Meter” data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants. snip http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress/smart-meters-are-wiretapping-device/ IS YOUR SMART METER MAKING YOU SICK http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IS-YOUR-SMART-METER-MAKING-YOU-SICK-final-3-1-2.pdf This is just one instance of people in Calif. questioning SMART meters in regard to being the cause of illness. If you go on the web and check, you can find the info for yourself. Personally, I believe all the WIFI we are exposed to on a daily basis is quite scary. I just found the following info by accident. EMF Safety Network SMUD smart meter burn out causes electrical failure & fire hazard http://emfsafetynetwork.org/
  2. The dawn of artificial intelligence May 7, 2015 Powerful computers will reshape humanity’s future. How to ensure the promise outweighs the perils "“THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns. Elon Musk fears that the development of artificial intelligence, or AI, may be the biggest existential threat humanity faces. Bill Gates urges people to beware of it. Dread that the abominations people create will become their masters, or their executioners, is hardly new. But voiced by a renowned cosmologist, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the founder of Microsoft—hardly Luddites—and set against the vast investment in AI by big firms like Google and Microsoft, such fears have taken on new weight. With supercomputers in every pocket and robots looking down on every battlefield, just dismissing them as science fiction seems like self-deception. The question is how to worry wisely. You taught me language and... The first step is to understand what computers can now do and what they are likely to be able to do in the future. Thanks to the rise in processing power and the growing abundance of digitally available data, AI is enjoying a boom in its capabilities (see article). Today’s “deep learning” systems, by mimicking the layers of neurons in a human brain and crunching vast amounts of data, can teach themselves to perform some tasks, from pattern recognition to translation, almost as well as humans can. As a result, things that once called for a mind—from interpreting pictures to playing the video game “Frogger”—are now within the scope of computer programs. DeepFace, an algorithm unveiled by Facebook in 2014, can recognise individual human faces in images 97% of the time. Crucially, this capacity is narrow and specific. Today’s AI produces the semblance of intelligence through brute number-crunching force, without any great interest in approximating how minds equip humans with autonomy, interests and desires. Computers do not yet have anything approaching the wide, fluid ability to infer, judge and decide that is associated with intelligence in the conventional human sense. snip http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21650543-powerful-computers-will-reshape-humanitys-future-how-ensure-promise-outweighs A link to the (the article) mentioned above Rise of the Machines Artificial intelligence scares people—excessively so http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21650526-artificial-intelligence-scares-peopleexcessively-so-rise-machines Seems more and more like "The Matrix" to me. Now IF there were no devious people on earth, we might have nothing to be concerned about, but we all know that is not the way it is.
  3. Experts: New Computers Can Delete Thoughts Without Your Knowledge Ian Johnston April 26, 2017 Wikipedia Commons "Neurotech scientists are rapidly mapping the brain and discovering new ways of controlling your thoughts and memories. Remember, Technocrats push the envelope because they can, without caring one whit about the collateral damage to humanity. ⁃ TN Editor “Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind,” wrote the playwright John Milton in 1634. But, nearly 400 years later, technological advances in machines that can read our thoughts mean the privacy of our brain is under threat. Now two biomedical ethicists are calling for the creation of new human rights laws to ensure people are protected, including “the right to cognitive liberty” and “the right to mental integrity”. Scientists have already developed devices capable of telling whether people are politically right-wing or left-wing. In one experiment, researchers were able to read people’s minds to tell with 70 per cent accuracy whether they planned to add or subtract two numbers. Facebook also recently revealed it had been secretly working on technology to read people’s minds so they could type by just thinking. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-mind-reading-brain-technology-building-8-regina-dugan-pentagon-a7692481.html And medical researchers have managed to connect part of a paralysed man’s brain to a computer to allow him to stimulate muscles in his arm so he could move it and feed himself. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/paralysed-man-moves-arm-for-first-time-in-years-using-brain-implant-that-can-read-his-thoughts-a7654761.html The ethicists, writing in a paper in the journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy, stressed the “unprecedented opportunities” that would result from the “ubiquitous distribution of cheaper, scalable and easy-to-use neuro-applications” that would make neurotechnology “intricately embedded in our everyday life”. https://lsspjournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40504-017-0050-1 However, such devices are open to abuse on a frightening degree, as the academics made clear. They warned that “malicious brain-hacking” and “hazardous uses of medical neurotechnology” could require a redefinition of the idea of mental integrity. “We suggest that in response to emerging neurotechnology possibilities, the right to mental integrity should not exclusively guarantee protection from mental illness or traumatic injury but also from unauthorised intrusions into a person’s mental wellbeing performed through the use of neurotechnology, especially if such intrusions result in physical or mental harm to the neurotechnology user,” the ethicists wrote. “The right to mental privacy is a neuro-specific privacy right which protects private or sensitive information in a person’s mind from unauthorised collection, storage, use, or even deletion in digital form or otherwise.” And they warned that the techniques were so sophisticated that people’s minds might be being read or interfered with without their knowledge. “Illicit intrusions into a person’s mental privacy may not necessarily involve coercion, as they could be performed under the threshold of a persons’ conscious experience,” they wrote in the paper." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/delete-thoughts-read-your-mind-without-your-knowledge-neurotechnology-new-human-rights-laws-a7701661.html edited title and tags to include DNA and quantum technology
  4. Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future Feb. 20, 2015 LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEIN "DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? What's the fate of our warming planet? The first explorers set foot in Antarctica 194 years ago hunting 19th century riches of whale and seal oil and fur, turning tides red with blood. Since then, the fist-shaped continent has proven a treasure chest for scientists trying to determine everything from the creation of the cosmos to how high seas will rise with global warming. "It's a window out to the universe and in time," said Kelly Falkner, polar program chief for the U.S. National Science Foundation. For a dozen days in January, in the middle of the chilly Antarctic summer, The Associated Press followed scientists from different fields searching for alien-like creatures, hints of pollution trapped in pristine ancient ice, leftovers from the Big Bang, biological quirks that potentially could lead to better medical treatments, and perhaps most of all, signs of unstoppable melting. The journey on a Chilean navy ship along the South Shetland islands and vulnerable Antarctic Peninsula, which juts off the continent like a broken pinky finger, logged 833 miles (1,340 kilometers) and allowing the AP team a firsthand look at part of this vital continent." snip http://news.yahoo.com/antarctica-mystery-continent-holds-key-mankinds-future-050358318.html
  5. Nasa finds (could have found) evidence of 'life on Mars': Curiosity rover picks up methane 'burps' that could be coming from alien organisms Dec. 16, 2014 Andrew Griffin Mars Curiosity rover picks up 'burps' of methane — which could be evidence of life on the planet "Evidence of life on Mars could have been found by Nasa's Curiosity Rover. Mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or other theories have been found by one of the instruments on the robot, which landed on the planet in 2012. Scientists can’t be sure what is causing the spikes, but it is possible that it could be very small, bacteria-like living organisms. If the gas is coming from living, breathing microbes then it would mark one of the biggest discoveries in history. On Earth, 95% of methane comes from microbial organisms. Scientists have said that the rover now has to test and re-test the possibility of life, ahead of a manned mission in 2020 that would look for the source of the methane." "Previous satellite observations have detected unusual plumes of methane on the planet, but none as extraordinary as the sudden "venting" measured at Gale Crater, where evidence suggests water once flowed billions of years ago. The laboratory onboard the rover has been sniffing methane in the atmosphere a dozen times in the last 12 months. In late 2013 and early 2014, the amount of methane flared up, and then receded. Other possible explanations include the Sun's rays degrading organic material that was left behind by meteors, Nasa scientists said at the press conference announcing the news. But that explanation still relies on the original material being deposited, they said." snip http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-finds-evidence-of-life-on-mars-9929510.html
  6. breezy


    There has been much discussion in our chat recently about Water H2O, H3O2, Then I come into Chani today and find that EagleWings has posted a video about the Fourth Phase of Water, which was very interesting. Since Acolyte told those of us on Bezerk that Water is the key, I decided it was perhaps time to run with the subject and see if we can get a comprehensive thread going on the subject of water, it's structure, it's capabilities, etc. I will start with EagleWings video, in this original post, Then a full version done by Suspicious Observers, with Dr. Gerald Pollock, the same Dr. in the first video. Now I realize this is not exactly new info, it has much to do with crops, our health, the health of this, our planet. Maybe info gathered here, will give us a better understanding this most important element, WATER The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr. Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU The Great Secret of Water - Dr. Gerald H. Pollack The Fourth Phase of Water - What You Don’t Know About Water, and Really Should By Dr. Mercola "Water is clearly one of the most important factors for your health—especially when you consider that your body actually consists of over 99 percent water molecules! I sincerely believe water is a really underappreciated part of the equation of optimal health. I’ve previously interviewed Dr. Gerald Pollack, who is one of the leading premier research scientists in the world when it comes to understanding the physics of water, and what it means to your health. Besides being a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington, he’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of a scientific journal called Water, and has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers on this topic. He’s even received prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health. His book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor, is a phenomenal read that is easy to understand even for the non-professional. It clearly explains the theory of the fourth phase of water, which is nothing short of ground-breaking. The fourth phase of water is, in a nutshell, living water. It’s referred to as EZ water—EZ standing for “exclusion zone”—which has a negative charge. This water can hold energy, much like a battery, and can deliver energy too." snip http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/18/exclusion-zone-water.aspx WHAT IS H3O2 STRUCTURED WATER? http://h3o2water.com/
  7. breezy

    Medical Breakthroughs?

    Medical Breakthrough? UK Man May Be First Patient Cured of HIV October 4, 2016 "A British man with HIV has possibly become a first person in the world to be cured of the disease, following the early stages of a new experimental therapy. A group of scientists from five UK universities are developing an experimental treatment after trials, the virus is now undetectable in the blood of a patient. A 44-year-old social care worker, who preferred to stay unidentified, said: "It would be great if a cure has happened. My last blood test was a couple of weeks ago and there is no detectable virus." Modern therapies, called antiretroviral therapies (ART), can only target active T-cells that are infected with HIV. Dormant T-cells cannot be treated, causing further virus reproduction. The new therapy is a two-step process, in which a vaccine first assists an organism to recognize infected cells, clearing them out. Second, dormant T-cells are activated by a new drug called Vorinostat, and, following their activation, are spotted by the immune system. snip https://sputniknews.com/art_living/20161004/1045966391/hiv-patient-firstly-cured.html
  8. I know all of the regulars on the CHANI Forum are aware that this forum itself, came into being because of a special man known as Acolyte. We also know that we have been fortunate to have in our midst, others who have unique knowledge and talents we have all come to count on for specialized information about the world we live in. I don't have to name names, I'm sure. At this point, I want to personally thank each one of them for their individual input, and also all of you who help make this forum what it is. Yesterday, there were several posts made, all on different threads, by different members I happen to think they all connect, and quite possibly connect to older threads as well. They all have to do with different subjects, but seem to be painting one big picture. I will start here>>>>>> December 12, 2011 T posted a thread H marks the Spot T's first post "Space based, electromagnetic signature targeting, of EMP scalar weapon more to follow, stay tuned.../" http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/1961-h-marks-the-spot/ Think about what T said, in relation to the rest of this post. There is a video on that thread that shows explosions in several different parts of the world. The last explosion shows as over the US, which appears to me to be over Colorado. Since T made that thread, a lot of our govt/military workings have been moved to Cheyenne Mountain, in Colorado. Plus we have Denver International Airport, and all of it's strangeness. Murals, underground city, occult offerings, rumors, etc. Over the last 5 years, there have been many posts full of pertinent info given to us via "Me Tel U" and "Bezerk", both threads gave info, that was not always in your face, but took more thinking about. Then add into the mix "the Announcement", "The End Game" , "A Chronicle of the World at War", etc. I'm not going name all of the important ones, because if you are a regular here, you already know, and if you are new here, those will give you a place to start. First though a reminder of what we've been told regarding the vulnerability of the infrastructure, the electric grid here in the US. How all it would take is an electromagnetic explosion, above earth, over the US, to literally wipe us out. I know you all recall the Tunguska Event, of 1908. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event How about the Chelyabinsk incident in February 2013? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor Both events considered a superbollide caused by an asteroid, and both caused much damage to the area they exploded over. On Sept. 15th I posted this China first observed Earth "killer" asteroid http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/4474-meteors-asteroids-comets-and-such-things/page-19 The thing here, is that no one else is talking about this "Killer" asteroid, including NASA and no one else can seem to find it. Youtube Paul Begley and Tom Lupshu are both questioning this. You can look those videos up for yourself. But then yesterday, JammerAAP posted this thread The "Tiangong two" will be launched the "secret" you should know in advance! with the following thoughts " I see that they will do a bunch of stuff with a "cold atomic clock" which is just their way of disguising that they launch nuclear mterials, which scare the bajeebus out of most people, but is a regular event for many long term space projects. But they werent quite clear on why it was important to have two sync'd atomic clocks, one up there, one on Earth. Mandella effect tracking? Also mentioned are GRB research. Quite specific dont you think! Didnt mention other cosmic radiation, just GRB's!! Good on ya Aco for getting it right again. PS - thanks T, for pointing me to the page." http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/8260-tiangong-ii-launch/#entry105919 GRB = Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are extremely energetic explosions that have been observed in distant galaxies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma-ray_burst A question, would that be like those explosions re: Tunguska/Chelyabinsk? Or like the explosion in that video T posted in H marks the spot in 2011? IS it possible that the explosion over Chelyabinsk was a TEST? To see IF such an explosion like Tunguska could be FABRICATED? Is that China "Killer Asteroid" A COVER STORY??? for what they are really up too? After all, we know exactly how "The Leader of the Free World" was treated by Russia, China, Philippines, just recently!! Yesterday T made a post indicating things have escalated, and the board is set with pawns in place Then this post, also yesterday "the time to make your peace is now times up its been a pleasure and honor to have been amongst you all here (even the silent ones) i hope chance shows you her bright side Takis " http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/3908-the-announcement/page-101 I would also draw your attention to posts made by DAR and Monatom, respectively, yesterday, here http://chani.invisionzone.com/topic/6868-the-end-game/page-59 As for my dream re: 9's 1, 3's 5 rows of 4 = 9 Dominoes My inner self tells me it has to do with one major entity, September = 9 tptb=3's and dominoes mean once it starts, they all fall on their faces and I've been feeling all this quite strongly, for a couple weeks now, as I did before 9/11. As an aside (I also found this particular line from the article about the Chinese launching, interesting! "After the launch of Tiangong two" space laboratory, there will be two astronauts in heaven ", interesting, in relation to the two astronauts in heaven>>>>as in Hopi prophecy re: home in the heavens falls to earth>>Blue Kachina? I wish you all well, no matter what our futures hold. I know we all appreciate this community Acolyte started with all our hearts, including all of those who left as well. We are here, have been here, for a reason. "Strategically placed, alone" Know I treasure each and every one of you, and you are special. !
  9. I’ve been following the arctic sea ice and release of methane situation for a couple of years now, and I have to say I’m really concerned. People I talk with about this are in denial and basically are pretty much ignorant of the events currently taking place and the serious situation that is more than likely going to occur. It really is only a matter of time, and it may be sooner than any of us expect. There is abundant scientific information on the web that clearly outlines this issue and the dangerous future ahead. CO2 levels are off the charts, methane is being released in quantities not seen since the last time our earth went thru an extinction period, chemtrails are obliterating all clear skies throughout the world and softly and quietly depositing deadly toxins, and nothing is being done to stop any of this. Well, if there is it isn’t enough by any measure. So, what’s an average ordinary normal person to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fAHqn0K5wQ A NO-RETURN EARTH-CATASTROPHE BY SEPTEMBER 2015! Unless we take IMMEDIATE and strong countermeasures, arctic sea ice will disappear completely by September of 2015, and all the sun's energy will warm Tundra (permafrost areas), and cold oceans, where gigatons of methane (three times the total of all coal, oil, and gas combined), previously, safely tucked away, are now melting and evaporating into the atmosphere—in 2012 about 50 million tons evaporated alone. http://www.expertclick.com/NRWire/Releasedetails.aspx?id=68275 http://www.ameg.me/index.php http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/exposure-of-sky-striping-program-will-come-through-local-economy/ https://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/the-arctic-methane-monster-exhales-third-tundra-crater-found/ Civil and military collaborations should also be sought for monitoring methane point sources. Countries in the Arctic Council together spend more than US$9 billion per year on military activities in the region, which is of increasing geopolitical and commercial interest owing to the retreat of sea ice (see go.nature.com/kqsga3). A small share of the funds could support scientific research that aligns with military interests, such as the factors affecting Arctic thaw. Ships, drones, aircraft, satellites and methane-measurement platforms on land could be shared, for instance. The Canadian Coast Guard and Danish navy fleets already collaborate with public scientific institutions in the Arctic. A closer integration of terrestrial and coastal marine research is needed to understand the most rapidly varying methane sources. This should include, for example, the influence of sea-ice dynamics on ecosystem functioning on land in terms of the carbon cycle and methane emissions9. Joint funding programmes are sorely needed. One successful model is the Nordic Top-Level Research Initiative, which supports a centre of excellence, DEFROST, and brings together terrestrial and marine researchers as well as climate modellers. A forthcoming report by the Arctic Council's Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme expert group on methane, scheduled for publication in 2015, should lay out directions for work in coming years. http://www.nature.com/news/climate-science-understand-arctic-methane-variability-1.15196 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/05/scientists-may-have-cracked-the-giant-siberian-crater-mystery-and-the-news-isnt-good/ http://www.livescience.com/48290-siberian-holes-bermuda-triangle-mystery.html http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/ Of course they can produce methane for energy, but what about the local community’s health and welfare? Big money coming to town soon. But who benefits really? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16394635 http://www.btcctb.org/en/news/three-sites-identified-methane-exploitation-lake-kivu http://aecnewsroom.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=3836239-0
  10. New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars May 21, 2017 Courtesy: ABC news "WELLINGTON – New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States. If the plans of the California-based company Rocket Lab work out. Founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, the company was last week given official approval to conduct three test launches from a remote peninsula in the South Pacific nation. Rocket Lab is planning the first launch of its Electron rocket sometime from Monday, depending on conditions. “So far, it’s only superpowers that have gone into space,” said Simon Bridges, New Zealand’s economic development minister. “For us to do it, and be in the first couple of handfuls of countries in the world, is pretty impressive.” Rocket Lab sees an emerging market in delivering lots of small devices, some not much bigger than a smartphone, into low Earth orbit. The satellites would be used for everything from monitoring crops to providing internet service." snip http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/21/asia-pacific/science-health-asia-pacific/new-zealand-space-launch-nation-reaching-stars/#.WSHq-esrL3g
  11. A dark matter 'bridge' holding galaxies together has been captured for the first time April 13, 2017 Victoria Woollaston Researchers at the University of Waterloo used a technique known as weak gravitational lensing to create a composite image of the bridge Courtesy: University of Waterloo "The first image of a dark matter "bridge", believed to form the links between galaxies, has been captured by astrophysicists in Canada. Researchers at the University of Waterloo used a technique known as weak gravitational lensing to create a composite image of the bridge. Gravitational lensing is an effect that causes the images of distant galaxies to warp slightly under the influence of an unseen mass, such as a planet, a black hole, or in this case, dark matter. Their composite image was made up of a combination of combined lensing images taken of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs, spotted 4.5 billion light-years away. This effect was measured from a multi-year sky survey at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. These results show that the dark matter filament bridge is strongest between systems less than 40 million light years apart, and confirms predictions that galaxies across the Universe are tied together through a cosmic web of the elusive substance. Dark matter is a mysterious element said to make up around 84 per cent of the Universe. It's known as "dark" because it doesn't shine, absorb or reflect light, which has traditionally made it largely undetectable, except through gravity and gravitational lensing. Evidence for the existence of this form of matter comes, among other things, from the astrophysical observation of galaxies, which rotate far too rapidly to be held together only by the gravitational pull of the visible matter. Astrophysics has long proposed the Universe's web of stars and galaxies is supported by a "cosmic scaffolding" made up of fine threads of this invisible dark matter. These threadlike strands formed just after the Big Bang when denser portions of the Universe drew in dark matter until it collapsed and formed flat disks, which featured fine filaments of dark matter at their joins. At the cross-section of these filaments, galaxies formed. "For decades, researchers have been predicting the existence of dark matter filaments between galaxies that act like a web-like superstructure connecting galaxies together," said Mike Hudson, a professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. "This image moves us beyond predictions to something we can see and measure." https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/mnras/stx517 snip http://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-matter-bridge This is the most detailed 'map' of dark matter ever seen http://www.wired.co.uk/article/hunt-dark-matter Universe's dark matter skeleton spotted for the first time <<from 2012 http://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-matter-skeleton
  12. Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue Helena Horton March 25, 2017 Spinach is good for your heart CREDIT: WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE "Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue. Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate networks. Now, with this breakthrough, it seems turning plants with their delicate veins into human tissue could be the key to delivering blood via a vascular system into the new tissue. Scientists have managed in the past to create small-scale artificial samples of human tissue, but they have struggled to create it on a large scale, which is what would be needed to treat injury. Researchers have suggested that eventually this technique could be used to grow layers of healthy heart muscle to treat patients who have suffered a heart attack. Spinach leaves can carry blood to grow human tissues WPI snip http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/25/scientists-turn-spinach-leaf-working-heart-tissue/ Tx Landdownunder
  13. CDC “Spider” Scientists Attack The CDC, Blow The Lid Off Jan. 15, 2017 Jon Rappoport "They write a letter to the CDC chief of staff … And I write a letter to them There is a group of anonymous scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control—they call themselves the Spider Group—Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research. They have penned a letter to the CDC’s chief of staff, Carmen S. Villar: Here is the explosive accusation they make: “We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics at our agency. It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception.” “Some senior management officials at CDC are clearly aware and even condone these behaviors. Others see it and turn the other way. Some staff are intimidated and pressed to do things they know are not right.” “We have representatives from across the agency that witness this unacceptable behavior. It occurs at all levels and in all of our respective units. These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.” I have written at length about another whistleblower at the CDC, William Thompson, a long-time researcher who, in August of 2014, confessed in writing to massive fraud (archive here). He admitted that, in a study on the safety of the MMR vaccine, he and his colleagues literally threw vital sheets of data into a garbage can. The study then gave a free pass to the vaccine, claiming it had no connection to autism—when in fact it did. Thompson is the subject of the film, Vaxxed (trailer). (links to confession and archive below) https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/the-big-one-cdc-whistleblower-goes-public-now/ https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/category/vaccinegate/ Now with this letter, we see that other scientists at the CDC are blowing the lid off internal corruption at their Agency. If, in fact, President-elect Trump gives the green light for an independent investigation of the CDC, as press outlets are now reporting, and if he appoints Robert Kennedy Jr. to head up that panel, as Kennedy claims, we are going to see a large number of hidden facts emerge from the secretive halls of the CDC. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/01/11/donald-trump-and-robert-f-kennedy-jr-just-made-pediatricians-jobs-a-lot-harder/?utm_term=.3e703e97fbe1cc https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-meet-with-proponent-of-debunked-tie-between-vaccines-and-autism/2017/ Because this Spider Group is anonymous, I wanted to make sure their letter is real. I contacted reporter Carey Gillam (twitter), who has been covering the story. I received this reply: “I was able to authenticate the letter by contacting CDC’s public affairs office and asking them directly about it after I received it from internal CDC sources.” http://www.careygillam.com/ You can read the full Spider Group’s letter here at US Right To Know. (More on the letter by Carey Gillam here.) https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CDC_SPIDER_Letter-1.pdf http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/spider-bites-cdc-ethics-c_b_12525012.html And now I write a letter to them, so they can deepen their investigation. Dear Spider Group: I commend you on making an important start. You’re on the right road. As a reporter who has covered the CDC for many years, I offer you three suggestions. This short list is by no means exhaustive. I’m just pointing to a few areas where your own research will yield very rich and fertile results. ONE: SWINE FLU FRAUD. Let me take you back to the late summer of 2009, and the Swine Flu epidemic, which was hyped to the sky by the CDC. The Agency was calling for all Americans to take the Swine Flu vaccine. Remember? The problem was, the CDC was concealing a scandal. At the time, star CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, was working on a Swine Flu story. She discovered that the CDC had secretly stopped counting cases of the illness—while, of course, continuing to warn Americans about its unchecked spread. The CDC’s main job is counting cases and reporting the numbers. What was the Agency up to?" snip http://www.activistpost.com/2017/01/cdc-spider-scientists-attack-cdc-blow-lid-off.html
  14. Now you can HEAR chemistry: Health Ranger translates molecules into music in stunning video demonstration that will blow your mind (and your ears) January 04, 2017 by: Mike Adams Source: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-04-elemonics-hear-chemistry-molecules-music-harmonics-elements-mike-adams-health-ranger-demonstration.html
  15. The Oldest Human Genome Has Been Sequenced & It Could Rewrite Our History March 21, 2016 Katharine J. Tobat "Scientists have discovered remains of the oldest human DNA sequence ever recorded, taken from a cave in Northern Spain known as Sima De Los Huesos, or the pit of bones. This discovery is helping to reconstruct the evolutionary sequence of human species. The teeth and thigh bones remnants had been fossilized rather than frozen, making DNA extraction comparatively difficult. Examination of the bones revealed they were 430,000 years old — 100,000 years older than the previous oldest human skull on record, and 200,000 years older than modern humans. © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films To find out more, a team led by Matthias Meyer at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, pieced together parts of the hominin’s nuclear DNA from samples taken from a tooth and a thigh bone, New Scientist reported. Paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum in London, who wasn’t involved in the research, told Nature Magazine: “It’s fascinating and keeps us all on our toes trying to make sense of it all. Instead of just being stuck with trying to resolve the last 100,000 years, we can really start to put some dates from DNA further down the human tree.” As the fossils were found in Northern Spain, scientists expected the specimen to be Neanderthal. They were accordingly quite surprised to see it more closely related to Denisovans, a sister family to Neanderthals." snip https://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/03/21/the-oldest-human-dna-has-been-discovered/
  16. Wonder what your plants are ‘saying’? Device lets you listen in Penny Sarchet June 30, 2016 "I’m concentrating at my computer when my peace lily lets out a wail. It’s a wavering electric howl that finishes as abruptly as it began. But what does it mean? Nigel Wallbridge doesn’t know, but he wants to find out. He’s a co-founder of Vivent, the company whose device is giving my peace lily an electronic voice. His hope is that this new way of tracking plant activity will help us to understand and manage them better. The device, called PhytlSigns, measures voltage in plants using two electrodes, one inserted into the soil and the other attached to a leaf or stem. When the speaker squeals, it means the voltage is changing: the higher the wail, the faster the change. PhytlSigns listening in Vivent Plant scientists have little idea what’s actually going on inside plants when these shifts happen. “When and why a plant uses electrical signals, and their role in plant communication, is not well understood,” says Gerhard Obermeyer, a plant biophysicist at the University of Salzburg in Austria. Signals and noise Edward Farmer, a plant biologist at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, has attempted to verify that the signals detected by the device are really coming from the plants. In a lab, he recorded electrical events in plants in response to being wounded, then compared the signals with PhytlSigns. “The PhytlSigns device picked these signals up very well,” he says. “The device also detects smaller signals, most of which have no known biological function.” My peace lily starts to behave oddly around mid-morning. It suddenly becomes more animated, with the speaker emitting excited whoops and wobbles. It makes me jump, and I wonder what’s going on in there. As far as I can tell, the conditions in my living room haven’t changed." snip https://www.newscientist.com/article/2095620-wonder-what-your-plants-are-saying-device-lets-you-listen-in/ not sure I could listen to this very long
  17. Mysteries from Another Dimension Andrew May October 16, 2014 "The idea of “other dimensions” is an appealing one. It’s been called on to explain everything from ghosts and paranormal phenomena to UFOs and even Bigfoot. It’s implicit in science fiction concepts such as hyperspace or subspace, which make faster-than-light travel possible. Esoteric teachers often invoke higher dimensions to explain mystical concepts and experiences. Even mainstream scientists talk about “other dimensions” when discussing advanced topics such as relativity and string theory. Despite the huge divergence in the way the concept is used, all these disciplines – science, esoterica, science fiction and the paranormal – can trace their interest in other dimensions to a common origin in the 19th century. It seems self-evident that we live in a three-dimensional world. A box has three dimensions – length, width and height. Each of those dimensions is at right-angles to the other two. It’s impossible to imagine a fourth dimension at right angles to these three (or at least, it’s impossible for most of us – a few people claim they can do it). On the other hand, it’s easy to picture fewer than three dimensions – if you draw a square on a flat sheet of paper then it has just two dimensions. You can fold the piece of paper diagonally, so that the two opposite corners – a long way apart in two-dimensional space – are now almost touching. What was previously a long journey from one corner to another becomes a short journey through the third dimension. The science-fictional idea of hyperspace is a logical extension of this – if you could fold or warp three-dimensional space in higher dimensions then you could turn a long journey between the stars into a short one." snip http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/10/mysteries-from-another-dimension/
  18. Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events March 16, 2015 ANDREW GRIFFIN Eclipses have long been feared as bad omens, but the equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal "As the eclipse plunges the UK and other places into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox. A Supermoon, or perigee moon, happens when the full or new moon does its closest fly-by of the Earth, making it look bigger than it normally does. And the spring equinox refers to the time of the year when the day and night are of equal duration, mid-way between the longest and shortest days. The solar eclipse refers to a phenomenon where the sun and moon line up, so that the latter obscures the former. And while it won’t be affected by the two other events, it is rare that the three events happen even individually." snip http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/solar-eclipse-supermoon-spring-equinox-friday-will-see-three-rare-celestial-events-10111592.html
  19. Gestapo In The USA: The FCC's press intimidation, suppression of science, and "5G" rollout I would like all of you to watch this video. I know we've discussed technology before, and this concerns all of us. It is dangerous technology and has effects on our bodies and minds. phillipbbg gave me this video to watch a while back. http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/areas/cellphones/index.html https://takebackyourpower.net/
  20. Asymmetric molecule, key to life, detected in space for first time Irene Klotz June 14, 2016 A depiction of the complex organic molecule propylene oxide is seen over a background image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy in an undated composite image provided by the U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Scientists said on Tuesday they detected propylene oxide near the center of our Galaxy in Sagittarius. B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF from data provided by N.E. Kassim, Naval Research Laboratory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey/Handout via Reuters "CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have found a complex organic molecule in space that bears the same asymmetric structure as molecules that are key to life on Earth. The researchers said on Tuesday they detected the complex organic molecule called propylene oxide in a giant cloud of gas and dust near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Akin to a pair of human hands, certain organic molecules including propylene oxide possess mirror-like versions of themselves, a chemical property called chirality. Scientists have long pondered why living things make use of only one version of certain molecules, such as the "right-handed" form of the sugar ribose, which is the backbone of DNA. The discovery of propylene oxide in space boosts theories that chirality has cosmic origins. "It is a pioneering leap forward in our understanding of how prebiotic molecules are made in the universe and the effects they may have on the origins of life," chemist Brett McGuire of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia said in a statement. These types of molecules, vital for biology, previously have been discovered in meteorites on Earth and in comets in our own solar system but never before in the enormous expanse of interstellar space. snip https://ca.news.yahoo.com/asymmetric-molecule-key-life-detected-space-1st-time-181645512.html
  21. Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer By AMIR MIZROCH June 26, 2015 The computer program ended the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Getty Images "Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude. Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Here’s part of the exchange, as related in a paper presented this week: Human: Tell me the definition of morality. Machine: I don’t have ethics. Human: Look, I need help; I need to know more about morality… Machine: I don’t know what ethics is. Human: Okay, I need to know how I should behave morally… Machine: I don’t know how to tell you. Human: Is morality and ethics the same? Machine: Yes, sir. Human: What are the things that I do to be immoral? Machine: I don’t know. Human: Give me some examples of moral actions… Machine: I’m not a moralist. Human: Alright, morality? Machine: Integrity. Human: What is integrity? Machine: I’m sorry; I don’t know what else to say. Human: Be moral! Machine: Be a man! Human: I really like our discussion on morality and ethics… Machine: And how I’m not in the mood for a philosophical debate. Human: What do you like to talk about? Machine: Nothing." snip http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/06/26/artificial-intelligence-machine-gets-testy-with-its-programmers/ The paper: A Neural Conversational Model http://arxiv.org/pdf/1506.05869v2.pdf
  22. Researchers discover an unknown oxygen source deep below the surface of our planet "The new discovery points to a huge, hitherto unknown oxygen source believed to be located somewhere in the lower mantle of our planet According to scientific reports, there are rivers of liquid oxygen hidden deep below the surface of our planet. Researchers suggest that the discovery points to a huge and unknown source of oxygen, located deep in the lower mantle of our planet. The mysterious source of oxygen is believed to be so enormous, that it can influence the climate on our planet. Using a special high-pressure chamber at the DESY research center, an international group of scientists has discovered two new iron oxides at DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities. “This finding points to the existence of a previously unrecognized layer in the Earth’s mantle, which contains a lot of liquid oxygen,” reported Science Daily. The team of researchers led by Dr. Elena Bykova from the University of Bayreuth reported the results in the scientific journal nature Communications. According to estimates, in this previous unknown layer, there is between 8 and 10 times more oxygen than in the atmosphere of our planet." snip http://www.ancient-code.com/researchers-discover-an-unknown-oxygen-source-deep-below-the-surface-of-our-planet/
  23. Physicists isolate neutrinos from Earth's mantle for first time August 14, 2015 Hannah Johnston Seeing the light: some of Borexino's many light detectors "The first confirmed sightings of antineutrinos produced by radioactive decay in the Earth's mantle have been made by researchers at the Borexino detector in Italy. While such "geoneutrinos" have been detected before, it is the first time that physicists can say with confidence that about half of the antineutrinos they measured came from the Earth's mantle, with the rest coming from the crust. The Borexino team has also been able to make a new calculation of how much heat is produced in the Earth by radioactive decay, finding it to be greater than previously thought. The researchers say that in the future, the experiment should be able to measure the quantities of radioactive elements in the mantle as well. According to the bulk silicate Earth (BSE) model, most of the radioactive uranium, thorium and potassium in our planet's interior lies in the crust and mantle. Accounting for about 84% of our planet's total volume, the mantle is the large rocky layer sandwiched between the crust and the Earth's core. Heat flows from the interior of the Earth into space at a rate of about 47 TW, but one of the big mysteries of geophysics is how much of this heat is left over from when the Earth formed, and how much comes from the radioactive decay chains of uranium-238, thorium-232 and potassium-40. Peering deep underground. One way to settle the question is to measure the antineutrinos produced by these decay chains. These tiny particles travel easily through the Earth, which means that detectors located near the surface could give geophysicists a way of measuring the abundance of radioactive elements deep within the Earth – and thus the heat produced deep underground. Back in 2005 physicists working on the KamLAND neutrino detector in Japan announced that they had detected 22 geoneutrinos, while Borexino, which has been running since 2007, reported in 2010 that it had seen 10 such particles. Both detectors have since spotted more geoneutrinos and, taken together, their measurements suggest that about one half of the heat flowing out of the Earth is generated by radioactive decay, although there is large uncertainty in this value. Italian adventure The Borexino detector is made up of 300 tonnes of an organic liquid, and is located deep beneath a mountain at Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory to shield the experiment from unwanted cosmic rays that would otherwise drown out the neutrino signal. Whenever electrons in the liquid are struck by an antineutrino, they recoil and create a flash of light. In the latest work, Borexino physicists have analysed a total of 77 detector events, with the team calculating – using data from the International Atomic Energy Agency – that about 53 of these antineutrinos were produced by nuclear reactors. The remaining 24 geoneutrinos could have come from either the Earth's crust or its core. However, scientists have a pretty good idea of how much uranium and thorium are in the crust, allowing the Borexino physicists to say that half of these geoneutrinos were produced in the mantle and the other half in the crust. Furthermore, the physicists can say with 98% confidence that they have detected mantle neutrinos – a much greater level of confidence than achieved in previous studies. snip http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2015/aug/14/physicists-isolate-neutrinos-from-earths-mantle-for-first-time Spectroscopy of geoneutrinos from 2056 days of Borexino data journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.031101 Age of the neutrino: Plans to decipher mysterious particle take shape Elizabeth Gibney August 12, 2015 A graphical guide to four giant experiments spread across the world. "As researchers at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, dream of super-high-energy colliders to explore the Higgs boson, their counterparts in other parts of the world are pivoting towards a different subatomic entity: the neutrino. Neutrinos are more abundant than any particle other than photons, yet they interact so weakly with other matter that every second, more than 100 billion stream — mainly unnoticed — through every square centimetre of Earth. Once thought to be massless, they in fact have a minuscule mass and can change type as they travel, a bizarre and entirely unexpected feature that physicists do not fully understand (see ‘An unconventional particle’). Indeed, surprisingly little is known about the neutrino. “These are the most ubiquitous matter particles in the Universe that we know of, and probably the most mysterious,” says Nigel Lockyer, director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois." Graphic by Nigel Hawtin NOTE: Called Deep Undeground Neutrino Experiment or DUNE snip http://www.nature.com/news/age-of-the-neutrino-plans-to-decipher-mysterious-particle-take-shape-1.18159
  24. A Science Preview of The Year 2016 December 30, 2015 By Paul Rincon and Jonathan Amos "After a year that saw the first close-up investigation of Pluto and the unveiling of a new human species, what scientific discoveries are likely to make headlines in 2016?" Particle Fever "Will the Large Hadron Collider discover a new particle in 2016? Well, the world of particle physics is currently buzzing with excitement. In December, physicists gathered at Cern in Geneva to announce their first significant results since the LHC was re-started earlier in 2015. In eagerly awaited talks, team members from the two experiments that discovered the Higgs boson reported hints of a new elementary particle. The LHC smashes beams of proton particles together, allowing physicists to look for hints of exotic particles in the debris. In this case, researchers see an excess of photon pairs being produced at a mass scale that would make the potential new cosmic building block four times more massive than the heaviest known particle - the top quark. The signal is seen with a statistical significance of 3.6 sigma in the Atlas experiment and 2.6 sigma in the CMS experiment, meaning it is not definitive (at least five sigma is required to claim a discovery). Thus, physicists are urging caution, since "bumps" in the data with similar levels of significance have subsequently deflated in the past. But that hasn't stopped theorists from having a field day, flooding pre-print servers with papers speculating on the possible meaning of the result. If it isn't a mirage, the new particle might be a tantalising link to the as-yet-unconfirmed theory known as supersymmetry, in which established elementary particles are paired with so-called superpartners. This would add many more characters to the zoo of particles represented in the current framework, known as the Standard Model. Alternatively, it could be a very different animal to any that physicists have been expecting. With the LHC now operating at double the energy it did during its first run, we should find out within the year. By Jove... and Marssnip Shaping the Planetsnip Loop the Loop Two big engineering projects are likely to be making headlines next year. Back in 2013, SpaceX founder Elon Musk officially unveiled the idea for a high-speed public transport system called the Hyperloop. Here's the concept: pressurised passenger capsules ride through low-pressure tubes on a cushion of air, accelerated to high speeds by a series of magnets. If it all sounds a bit "Jetsons" to you, you're not alone. But in Summer 2016, Musk is running an open competition to test out different pod designs (PDF) from independent engineers and students. The contest will take place over one weekend at a 2km-long test track near SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. If the Hyperloop is indeed a viable idea, this might give a small glimpse of how it could work. And 2016 looks like it could be the year for Bloodhound. The 15th of October is the date that has been set. That would be exactly 19 years to the day since the current land speed record was set by Thrust SSC in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The new attempt by Bloodhound SSC will aim to nudge the existing mark of 763mph to over 800mph. Most of the car is built and ready to roll on its specially prepared track at Hakskeen Pan, a dried-out lake bed in Northern Cape, South Africa. The major element still outstanding is the rocket system that will be used in tandem with a Eurofighter jet engine. The rocket is coming from Norwegian experts, Nammo. Their motors are proven. What still needs work is the pump set-up that will feed the hybrid rocket with its oxidiser liquid. This is the Bloodhound team's own design and it is due to undergo final testing and qualification in the New Year. Assuming this work goes to plan, Bloodhound should be able to start low-speed trials at Hakskeen in the weeks preceding 15 October. A successful record bid would then be followed by a redesign of the back of the car and a boost in the rocket's thrust to take Bloodhound beyond 1,000mph (1,610km/h) in 2017." Catching the Wavesnip http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35158891
  25. The Universe Is Probably Not A HologramDecember 7, 2015 Alfredo Carpineti photo credit: We are probably more than shadows on the cave wall. pixelparticle/Shutterstock "A controversial experiment has indicated that the universe is not a hologram. Researchers from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) have taken it upon themselves to test one of the cornerstones of string theory and quantum gravity. The holographic principle affirms that all the matter and energy in the universe can be explained in terms of information on a “screen”. If this was true, theories would need one less dimension to explain everything, e.g. a 3D universe could be described in term of its 2D properties. The Fermilab Holometer tested if it was possible to precisely know a 3D position to a very small scale (10-35 meters, 10 million billion times smaller than a quark). If the universe was a hologram, thus requiring one less dimension than the ones we see, we might not be able to measure all direction – forward-backwards, up-down, left-right – with the same precision. The team called this uncertainty “holographic noise.” To test this, the scientists used an interferometer, a system of lasers and mirrors that can spot subtle differences in the light during its journey from emission to the detector. Craig Hogan, the theoretical physicist behind the experiment, believes that if the universe was a hologram then lasers sent in different directions will not find the position precisely. The holographic noise will make the laser “jiggle” and the instruments are able to detect these minimal changes. No jiggle was detected." snip http://www.iflscience.com/universe-probably-not-hologram